Close Encounters: Communicating in Relationships

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Mayfield Publishing Company, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 431 pages
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"Close Encounters: Communication in Relationships, Second Edition takes a relational approach to the study of interpersonal communication by focusing on issues that are central to describing and understanding close relationships. Although the primary focus is on communication research, this book emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the study of personal relationships by including research from various disciplines such as social psychology and family studies. Using a developmental approach, the authors first look at initial interaction and relational escalation, then move on to issues related to maintaining intimate relationships, and finally focus on challenges relational partners face, including relationship endings." "This core text is designed for advanced courses in interpersonal communication and relationships as found in departments of communication, social psychology, family studies, and sociology."--BOOK JACKET.

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Laura K. Guerrero has been at Arizona State since 1996 where she teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses on relational communication, nonverbal communication, statistics, and research methods. Her research focuses on communication in close relationships, emphasizing nonverbal messages, emotion, and the "dark and bright sides of interpersonal communication. She is the co-author/co-editor of "Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships" (Erlbaum), "The Nonverbal Communication Reader, Third Edition" (Waveland Press), "Nonverbal Communication" (Pearson), and the "Handbook of Communication and Emotion" (Academic Press).

Peter Andersen, Ph.D, is a tenured professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University. He has authored hundreds of book chapters, research papers, and journal articles related to body language and non-verbal communication. Dr. Andersen is the author of The Handbook of Communication and Emotion (with L. Guerrero), Nonverbal Communication: Forms and Functions, and Close Encounters: Communicating in Relationships (with L. Guerrero and W. Afifi).

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